Ageless window in minimally invasive cardiac surgery: Periareolar incision
Keywords:Periareolar incision, minimally invasive surgery, cardiac surgery
Aim: To present the experiences and outcomes in patients who underwent minimally invasive cardiac surgery via periareolar incision.
Methods: A total of 17 patients who underwent minimally invasive cardiac surgery via periareolar incision were included in the study. Patients’ demographic data such as age and gender, diagnosis, type of procedure, postoperative complications and outcomes were recorded and retrospectively reviewed.
Results: In the study population, 11 patients (64.7%) were female and 6 patients (35.3%) were male. The mean age of the patients was 57.6±16.3 years. In a patient with very large breast, the surgical incision was converted from periareolar to submammary incision due to poor exposure. Mortality occurred in one patients due to vasoplegic syndrome.
Conclusion: The present analysis revealed that periareolar incision was a safe, effective and cosmetically satisfactory method for patients undergoing minimally invasive cardiac surgery.
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